What is Classed as Serious Injury?
Serious injuries are those which have life-changing effects, impacting on a person’s ability to live independently and carry out daily tasks and leisure activities. A person with a serious injury will often require professional care, special home adaptations and extensive rehabilitation, aids and equipment.
Serious injury claims may involve:
- Amputation or loss of a limb
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Loss of eyesight
- Clinical or medical negligence
- Internal injuries
- Severe damage to a leg or foot
- Severe burns
If you’ve suffered a serious injury and it wasn’t your fault, you will be able claim compensation from the person who was responsible and this will include claims for loss of earnings, the cost of any care, therapy, rehabilitation and treatment you may have had due to your injuries and any other financial expenditure, such as medical fees, adapting you home and the cost of care and rehabilitation.
You can also claim for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you’ve experienced as a result of your injury.
These claims can be complex and require experienced Solicitors so it’s best to consult a specialist Serious Injury Solicitor who deals with life changing injuries, or you could risk under-settling for a lower amount than you’re entitled to. For more information see Life Changing Injuries Compensation Explained.
In all cases compensation will ensure that you can have private healthcare and rehabilitation support that is essential to ensure you can you recover your quality of life following a serious injury, and cope with new financial pressures if you’re unable to go to work.